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Nasser Al-Attiyah put in another dominant sprint between Calama and Salta to take his fourth stage win at the 2015 Dakar. Teammate Orlando Terranova was hot on his heels the entire stage finishing 1 minute 35 seconds back from the leader with the Toyota Hilux of Yazeed Al Rajhi 3 minutes and 39 seconds behind.

The stage victory helped Al-Attiyah stretch his lead to 28 minutes. The overall standings remain largely unchanged with the MINIs taking up five of the top ten spots.

Unfortunately the news is not all good for the MINIs as Nani Roma was forced to withdraw after an awful crash that caused his car to tumble end over end several times around 193 km into the day’s stage. The Spaniard and his co-driver are fine, but it looks like the end of 2015 Dakar for them, and just after an impressive Stage 9 victory. Theirs is the first MINI ALL4 Racing to retire this year.

Overall Standings After Stage 10:

Pos. Name Make Time Variation Penalty
1 301 AL-ATTIYAH (QAT), BAUMEL (FRA) MINI 035:19:37 00:00:00
2 303 DE VILLIERS (ZAF), VON ZITZEWITZ (DEU) TOYOTA 035:47:59 00:28:22 00:00:00
3 325 ALRAJHI (SAU), GOTTSCHALK (DEU) TOYOTA 036:02:45 00:43:08 00:00:00
4 307 HOLOWCZYC (POL), PANSERI (FRA) MINI 036:43:19 01:23:42 00:00:00
5 314 VAN LOON (NLD), ROSEGAAR (NLD) MINI 038:10:50 02:51:13 00:00:00
6 309 LAVIEILLE (FRA), MAIMON (FRA) TOYOTA 038:21:18 03:01:41 00:00:00
7 310 VASILYEV (RUS), ZHILTSOV (RUS) MINI 038:31:47 03:12:10 00:00:00
8 315 TEN BRINKE (NLD), COLSOUL (BEL) TOYOTA 038:59:05 03:39:28 00:00:00
9 306 SOUSA (PRT), FIUZA (PRT) MITSUBISHI 039:01:30 03:41:53 00:00:00
10 329 RAKHIMBAYEV (KAZ), NIKOLAEV (RUS) MINI 039:18:54 03:59:17 00:00:00

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Nani Roma was pressing hard before the crash, glad thier both OK.

AUTO - DAKAR 2015 PART 2
Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the llamas.

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Orlando Terranova has taken over supporting the MINIs in front of him in the overall standings after Roma’s crash.

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